Bill S5140-2013

Authorizes the village of Hudson Falls to offer a 20 year retirement plan to police officer Brandon Kommer

Authorizes the village of Hudson Falls to offer a 20 year retirement plan to police officer Brandon Kommer.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 31, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.288
  • Jul 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 19, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2013: home rule request
  • Jun 19, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.468
  • Jun 19, 2013: substituted for a7576
  • Jun 13, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 13, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 13, 2013: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1357
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S5140

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the village of Hudson Falls, in the county of Washington to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Brandon Kommer

PURPOSE:

Authorizes the village of Hudson Falls to offer a 20 year retirement plan to police officer Brandon Kommer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of this bill authorizes the village of Hudson Falls, a participating employer in the New York state local police and fire retirement system, to make participation in the optional twenty year retirement plan as pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social security law available to police officer Brandon Kommer. The village of Hudson Falls may so elect to make such plan available by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2014, a resolution of its board of trustees together with certification that such police officer did not bar himself from participation in such retirement plan as a result of his own negligence.

Section two includes all past costs associated with implementing this act shall be borne by the village of Hudson Falls.

Section three contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill has been requested by the village of Hudson Falls and would allow the village to offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, as established by section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, to police officer Brandon Kommer. Brandon Kommer is employed by the village of Hudson Falls as a police officer and for reasons not due to his own negligence, failed to make a timely application to participate in such retirement plan. Since the factors leading to the failure of a timely application being submitted cannot be credited to the individual and if the village of Hudson Falls chooses to file such with the state comptroller it is only fair to extend the optional twenty year retirement plan to this police officer who so bravely serves his community in a very dangerous profession.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

It is estimated that this bill will require a one-time payment of $7,410, which would be borne by the Village of Hudson Falls. Additionally, it is estimated there will be an increase of approximately $3,100 in the annual contributions of the Village of Hudson Falls.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5140 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to authorize the village of Hudson Falls, in the county of Wash- ington to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to police officer Brandon Kommer THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the village of Hudson Falls, in the county of Washington, a participat- ing employer in the New York state and local police and fire retirement system, which previously elected to offer the optional twenty year retirement plan, established pursuant to section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, to police officers employed by such village, is hereby authorized to make participation in such plan available to Bran- don Kommer, a police officer employed by the village of Hudson Falls, who, for reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to make a timely application to participate in such optional twenty year retire- ment plan. The village of Hudson Falls may so elect by filing with the state comptroller, on or before December 31, 2014, a resolution of its board of trustees together with certification that such police officer did not bar himself from participation in such retirement plan as a result of his own negligence. Thereafter, such police officer may elect to be covered by the provisions of section 384-d of the retirement and social security law, and shall be entitled to the full rights and bene- fits associated with coverage under such section, by filing a request to that effect with the state comptroller on or before June 30, 2015. S 2. All past costs associated with implementing the provisions of this act shall be borne by the village of Hudson Falls. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. FISCAL NOTE.--Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:

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